30 jihadists killed, 20 wounded in first French strike on I.S. in Syria , monitor


French army Rafale fighter jets
French army Rafale fighter jets
France’s first air strike on the Islamic State group in Syria killed at least 30 jihadists, including 12 child soldiers, a monitoring group said on Wednesday.

“The French air strike (on Sunday) on an IS training camp in eastern Syria killed at least 30 IS fighters including 12 from the ‘Cubs of the Caliphate,’” said Rami Abdel Rahman of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

IS calls its child soldiers “Cubs of the Caliphate”.

Abdel Rahman said foreign IS fighters were also among the dead, and that the strike had wounded around c people.

The raid took place in Syria’s eastern province of Deir Ezzor, near the Albu Kamal border crossing used by IS to link the Syrian and Iraqi parts of its so-called “caliphate”.

President Francois Hollande said on Sunday that six French warplanes hit an IS training camp near Deir Ezzor city, and that more strikes could follow in the coming weeks.

“We struck militarily an extremely sensitive site for (IS),” said French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, describing it as a “strategic hub” for militants travelling between Iraq and Syria.

It was France’s first air strike in Syria as part of the US-led coalition fighting the extremist group there and in Iraq.

France was already bombing IS targets in Iraq and had carried out 215 of the nearly 4,500 air strikes there.

Syrian Regime blasted attacks against IS
Syria’s ambassador to the UN criticized France on Sunday for carrying out the series of airstrikes on the Islamic State training camp in Syria.
Bashar Jaafari argued that the attacks were not coordinated with Damascus, according to Russian news agency TASS.
“The French president has not coordinated those actions with the Syrian president,” he told TASS.

“The French military acted without an agreement with the Syrian armed forces. It is impossible to be fighting terrorism other than in cooperation with the legal government in Syria and the Syrian military.” He added.

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3 responses to “30 jihadists killed, 20 wounded in first French strike on I.S. in Syria , monitor”

  1. Intouchable Avatar

    Dramatic turn in the war in Syria!

    Syrian ACTIVISTS REPORT Putin bombed rebels … And not ISIS!

    Just hours after the authorization Russian airstrikes by the Council of the Russian Federation (162 votes for, no votes against), reported several sources of intense bombing in central Syria. Even the US Department of Defense confirmed that Russia had begun to carry out air strikes in Syria.

    Videos of Syrian activists showed Russian fighter jets flying in formation over the region of Hama. This reportedly flew precision strikes on the rebel front – and not to ISIS how the Russians assert itself.


    1. 5thDrawer Avatar

      One assumes those were ‘co-ordinated’ with ASSad and Jaafari …
      But by this time, almost ANYONE left in the country can be a target … and ‘child soldiers’ holding guns were never any different to an adult in any war. (see Stalin) So we won’t expect any Apologies from France or Russia. Voila. If it’s not flat and turned into dust now, it will be. Invest in Vaccuum-cleaners.

    2. 5thDrawer Avatar

      Looks like the French had much better numbers …. except in the Russian Council … no ‘peaceniks’ there, for sure.

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